Rick’s Summaries

2013 Mission Summary

2013 Ecuador Mission Summary Richard Silverman, M.D. We have just returned from another productive surgical mission to Ecuador, which involved more than forty of our own volunteers, along with assistance from many local individuals in Coca and Latacunga. Our two-week mission began with a flight from Quito to Coca, provided...

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2011 Mission Summary

Why We Do What We Do by Rick Silverman, M.D. Evelyn was one of the cutest babies I’d ever seen.  The small split in her upper lip somehow failed to diminish her infantile beauty,...

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In the loving memory of

Dr. Stephen Pap

Cofounder, Plastic and Hand Surgeon 9/29/1963 – 3/12/2013

Dr. Pap died at the age of 49 from ALS. Hands Across the World remembers his dedicated work and love of his charity.